Make Sure Your Glassware Shines

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My dishwasher appears to work well but the glasses are very spotty. What can I do?

Make Sure Your Glassware Shines

Hard water can leave ugly spots on your pretty glassware. A dishwasher rinse aid should shine things up. Your dishwasher probably has a special receptacle for liquid rinse aid. Otherwise, get rinse aid that comes in a little basket. You attach this to an upper rack. If you're still getting spots, turn up the water temperature and be sure to use the heated drying cycle. Use a dishwasher detergent formulated to reduce spotting. Be sure not to spill detergent on your glassware. This can cause dark spots.



10/4/2006 11:45:34 AM
Marylou said:

What happens if you do not own a dish washer???
How can you get the shine in your glasses.
thank you

2/13/2008 6:52:13 AM
Skeety said:

For those who don't have a dishwasher you soak your glasses in vinegar and it will remove the water deposits.

2/13/2008 8:53:02 AM
Virginia St.Clair said:

Rinse your glasses in hot water with white vinegar added..Glass will sparkle.

2/14/2008 2:39:47 PM
Bette said:

Try washing your crystal in 1 cup white vinegar and 3 cups warm water. Rinse in warm water. For stains +/or discolorations soak 1 part salt and 8 parts white vinegar.

2/16/2008 5:47:08 PM
James said:

The stains on glass are composed of calcium carbonate, which is a base. They are vulnerable to acids like vinagar, the phosphoric acid in tub and tile cleaner and hydrocloric acid based pool treatments.(clorine) After soaking in one of the solutions, a fine grade steel wool will wipe the classes clean. Then just rinse.

7/5/2009 11:36:11 AM
Damsellee said:

Try soaking in white vinegar for a bit,(works for stainless steel flatware too be care full with vin. though it will eat through chrome so don't get it on your faucet or handles

7/6/2009 1:31:37 PM
gdtrn said:

I agree. I am the only dishwasher in this household!!!! So, what do I DO ???

7/6/2009 1:32:00 PM
gdtrn said:

I agree. I am the only dishwasher in this household!!!! So, what do I DO ???

7/9/2009 9:35:30 AM
Bethany said:

MaryLou..I have discovered that "JOY" diswashing liquid makes my dishes shine, also I have some stained vintage cups(brown inside) and I added a little bleach(clorox)and let it sit for a few minutes and the stains completely disappeared.

7/9/2009 7:48:12 PM
mjquilt said:

Reidel says to put your glasses over a steaming pot for short time.


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